The easy way to get a grip on cost accounting
Critical in supporting strategic business decisions and improving profitability, cost accounting is arguably one of the most important functions in the accounting field. For business students, cost accounting is a required course for those seeking an accounting degree and is a popular elective among other business majors.
Cost Accounting For Dummies tracks to a typical cost accounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews of the essential concepts you'll encounter in your studies: how to define costs as direct materials, direct labor, fixed overhead, variable overhead, or period costs; how to use allocation methodology to assign costs to products and services; how to evaluate the need for capital expenditures; how to design a budget model that forecast changes in costs based on expected activity levels; and much more.
Tracks to a typical cost accounting course
Includes practical, real-world examples
Walks you though homework problems with detailed, easy-to-understand answers
If you're currently enrolled in a cost accounting course, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to master this critical aspect of accounting.
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Table of Contents
- Part I: Understanding the Fundamentals of Costs
- Part II: Planning and Control
- Part III: Making Decisions
- Part IV: Allocating Costs and Resources
- Part V: Considering Quality Issues
- Part VI: The Part of Tens
- Cheat Sheet
- Title: Cost Accounting For Dummies
- Release date: March 2013
- Publisher(s): For Dummies
- ISBN: 9781118453810